Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pearl Egg Topiaries

I have been incredibly behind in my holiday decorating lately, which is a true testament to how much is going on around here! Anyway, when I had a day to sit down and work on a project, I knew that it was going to have to be quick, easy and worth it. Here is what I came up with:

With less than $10.00 and an hour of working time, these sweet pearl egg topiaries were created.

Here is how. I took cardboard eggs (purchased for .34 cents with an additional 50% off each!) and painted them white. (I tried one with a plastic egg too, and it works just as well, though I am assuming it would be more difficult to paint white!)

Then I hot glued the light weight eggs onto a dowel rod that I painted a fun spring-y green.

Next, I started wrapping pearl beaded string around in a circular motion, from the bottom up. I dotted the string with hot glue as I went to secure it in place.

When I was finished, I tied a coral colored ribbon around the dowel rod to add a little finishing touch. The green and the coral really made each other's color 'pop!'

I didn't plan ahead for what I was going to use to make my topiary stand up in my teacups. So, I resorted to a last minute technique of sticking it in my daughter's play dough as a temporary measure. I was pretty impressed with how well it worked. I am still looking into more permanent solutions.

I covered it with grass and voila! A set of topiaries just awaiting a fun Easter table display.

I'll be linking to these parties this week. Hope you will stop by and find some great spring inspiration there!

Happy Thursday!


Tiffany April 7, 2011 at 6:39 AM  

LOVE these! So perfectly simple and absolutely adorable! I need to make some! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica April 7, 2011 at 7:39 AM  

Very pretty, Patrice! I love the way they turned out!

Amanda April 7, 2011 at 8:13 AM  

great idea!

Erin A April 7, 2011 at 8:52 AM  

Cute! They look great in the little teacups!!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ April 7, 2011 at 8:59 AM  

Those are very cute!! And love the tea cups they just give it a little extra something :) would love if you'd stop by my blog sometime :) Have a great day!

Livvy April 7, 2011 at 10:55 AM  

LOVE! Def. going to be making some of these!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts April 7, 2011 at 1:54 PM  

Those are adorable!

Jodi April 7, 2011 at 7:00 PM  

I love these, they are super cute, thanks for sharing!


Sweeter Hours April 7, 2011 at 7:31 PM  

How sweet and pretty!

Jami Nato April 7, 2011 at 9:48 PM  

this is seriously so cute. in love.

Robyn April 8, 2011 at 4:06 AM  

Visiting from The Shabby Nest!

These are a brilliant idea! So quick, so easy, so cheap. My kind of craft ;-)

Great blog.

Blue Ridge Altered Art April 8, 2011 at 5:52 AM  

These are so cute and very elegant. ~~Sherry~~

RoseMarie April 8, 2011 at 9:19 AM  

Found you via Somewhat Simple--These are really pretty! Shared on my FB page!
RM, Home Confetti

Sommer April 8, 2011 at 5:38 PM  

FANTASTIC! I love how they shimmer with the pearls. I was thinking you were crazy to do these with little pearl beads until I realized it was a strand of them lol. I'd be thrilled to have you link this to my VIP party today!

Audrey April 8, 2011 at 11:07 PM  

I love these!! So cute!!


Terri Weston April 10, 2011 at 10:27 AM  

CLASSY! Love it. I love doing EASY crafts, have to try tis one, it would make a unique placecard holder, possibly a napkin holder if glued on a mini vine wreath depending of the size of the egg. What d you think?

Heidi April 10, 2011 at 7:04 PM  

I love these! They are so sophisticated! They would be great used as a centerpiece for a Tea Party! I just started my Easter decorating too - the weather in these parts haven't had me in a very springy mood until the last few days!

Jen @ April 10, 2011 at 10:11 PM  

Such a fun idea. I love it!

I shared it on my TT&J Facebook page and stumbled it :)


The Hip Hostess April 11, 2011 at 5:52 AM  

Charming, simply charming. An elegant Easter centerpiece, but can also see these at a baby shower~ Nicely done, thank you for sharing this little lovely.

Annalea April 11, 2011 at 10:43 AM  

darling! and an excellent use of playdough :-) visiting from the girl creative.

Jensamom23 April 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM  

Super cute!

Jen-CraftOManiac April 12, 2011 at 11:54 AM  

I adore these sweet elegant pearl eggs. Going to FB them on my CraftOManiac FB page. winks- jen

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish April 12, 2011 at 10:02 PM  

Adorable!! I love these! I had to feature them in my latest post on great Easter ideas - they are so cute in the little teacups! Love it!

Kimberly from "bugaboo" April 13, 2011 at 5:45 PM  

I love these! I've seen a lot of Easter Decor I'm not crazy about, but these are lovely.

Saw them on TT creative Share.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made April 18, 2011 at 6:20 PM  

These are stunning! So simple and elegant! Bookmarking this for next year!

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